King Stingray add four new shows to national self-titled album tour

Jess Day and Dulcie will support the band on all but two shows of the run

After selling out all but one show on their upcoming national tour, King Stingray have now revealed additional dates for Brisbane (Meanjin), Sydney (Warrang), Melbourne (Naarm) and Perth (Boorloo).

The run will still kick off in Brisbane on Sunday October 2, when the current NME Australia cover stars take to the stage at The Triffid. A second show at the venue, announced today (August 15), will then take place on Monday October 3, before the band head to Sydney for two gigs at the Manning Bar. The newly-added date will come first on Thursday October 6, with the original sold-out show happening the following night (October 7).

From there, King Stingray will visit Melbourne for a pair of shows at the Croxton Bandroom, where they will play to an already sold-out crowd on Saturday October 8, and to punters at a new show on Sunday October 9. Adelaide (Tarndanya) is currently the tour’s only stop with one show, slated for Friday October 14 at The Gov.

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The band will hit Perth next, playing the Freo Social on Saturday October 15 and Sunday 16 (the latter being their new show). The tour will wrap closer to home for the East Arnhem band, rounding out the tour at Darwin’s (Garrmalang) Railway Club on Friday October 21 and Saturday 22. Both of those dates are sold out, however tickets for the new shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth – and the existing Adelaide date – can be found here.

Jess Day and Dulcie will open for most of the tour, while local “bush jazz” outfit Double Dinghy will join the band for the Darwin shows.

Alongside the album tour, King Stingray will also open for Midnight Oil at their Canberra show on Saturday October 1, and perform at all three dates of this year’s Falls Festival, all three Spilt Milks and Lost Paradise on the New South Wales Central Coast.

King Stingray’s self-titled album was released last Friday (August 5) via Cooking Vinyl Australia, which features the singles ‘Hey Wanhaka’, ‘Get Me Out’, ‘Milkumana’, ‘Camp Dog’ and ‘Let’s Go’. NME gave the album a five-star review, writing that “across all 10 of its coltish and colourful tunes, [the album] paints a vivid picture of the band’s youthful origins”.

The album was also featured on NME‘s list of the best Australian records to arrive in August, where it was described as “one of the year’s most captivating rock records” and an album “that more than justifies the hype”. Prior to its release, the band covered Coldplay‘s ‘Yellow’ for triple j’s ‘Like A Version’, while also covering Warumpi Band‘s ‘Blackfella/Whitefella’ with Bad//Dreems live at this year’s Splendour In The Grass.

Earlier in the year, King Stingray won the title of Best New Act From Australia at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards, and were featured in the NME 100 for 2022.

King Stingray’s national album tour dates are:

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OCTOBER
Sunday 2 – Meanjin/Brisbane, The Triffid*
Monday 3 – Meanjin/Brisbane, The Triffid
Thursday 6 – Warrang/Sydney, Manning Bar
Friday 7 – Warrang/Sydney, Manning Bar*
Saturday 8 – Naarm/Melbourne, Croxton Bandroom*
Sunday 9 – Naarm/Melbourne, Croxton Bandroom
Friday 14 – Tarndanya/Adelaide, The Gov
Saturday 15 – Boorloo/Perth, Freo Social*
Sunday 16 – Boorloo/Perth, Freo Social
Friday 21 – Garrmalang/Darwin, Railway Club*
Saturday 22 – Garrmalang/Darwin, Railway Club*

* – Sold out

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